WMU men’s basketball falls at Northern Illinois, 65-63, to lock up home MAC tournament game Monday

David Brown and Thomas Wilder each scored 14 points, but it wasn’t enough as Northern Illinois beat Western Michigan 65-63 Tuesday night in DeKalb, Ill. The Broncos (18-12, 9-8 MAC) entered the game with a chance of earning a bye in next week’s MAC tournament, but the loss kept them in the No. 7 overall seed […]

WMU hockey coach Andy Murray trying everything, but has ‘failed’ to fix Broncos’ discipline issues

KALAMAZOO, MI – Andy Murray is tired of singing along to a broken record. The fourth-year Western Michigan hockey coach had a familiar tone of frustration when talking about his team’s 5-0 loss at Colorado College Saturday. The same discipline issues that have plagued the Broncos all season led to arguably their ugliest loss of the […]

Watch former WMU hockey defenseman Jordan Oesterle record his first NHL point with Edmonton Oilers

KALAMAZOO, MI – Former Western Michigan hockey defenseman Jordan Oesterle recorded his first career NHL point Tuesday when he was credited with an assist in the Edmonton Oilers’ 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. Oesterle fired a shot from the blue line that was deflected past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick by Luke Gazdic 13:18 into […]

What will happen to the old Kalamazoo/Battle Creek airport building?

KALAMAZOO, MI — What will happen to the all-but-unused old Kalamazoo air terminal building? “We’re looking at all our options still,” said David Reid, director of the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport, “and demolishing the building is still an option.” The old terminal, adjacent to the new terminal building that was built over a two-year period […]

SavingsAngel: Cook your savings slowly

Mlive Media Group file photo   Josh Elledge is chief executive “Angel” of SavingsAngel.com, a website that teaches consumers how to save money through a free money savings video eCourse and podcast. SavingsAngel also provides hundreds of 50 percent off or better deals each week to members by matching local grocery and drug store sales […]

Winter Beer Festival 2015: Muskegon-area breweries report positive experiences, use event to increase exposure

MUSKEGON, MI – Muskegon County breweries got their first taste of craft beer festivals in a big way over the weekend. Whitehall’s Fetch Brewing, and Muskegon’s Pigeon Hill Brewing Company and Unruly Brewing Company all participated in the 2015 Winter Beer Festival held at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park Feb. 27-28. Both Fetch and Pigeon […]

TV star Carter Oosterhouse featured in $25K home makeover contest

Carter OosterhouseCourtesy photo  GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Lake Michigan Credit Union is launching its third $25,000 Home Makeover Giveaway featuring Carter Oosterhouse, host of FYI Network’s show, Rowhouse Showdown. The sweepstakes launched March 2 and will run through May 1, 2015, according to an LMCU press release Last year’s $25,000 giveaway generated about 100,000 entries […]

Grand Rapids law firm adds downtown Detroit office

DETROIT, MI – Grand Rapids-based Varnum law firm announced it will open its sixth office and second in southeast Michigan in the former Federal Reserve Building at 160 W. Fort St. in downtown Detroit. The new office will be on the fifth floor of a building that was purchased by Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock Real Estate […]

Grand Rapids top headlines: Amway’s DeVos family buys stake in Chicago Cubs

Here are the most read stories on MLive Grand Rapids right now: GRAND RAPIDS NEWS • Amway’s DeVos family buys stake in Chicago Cubs • ‘Christian’ philosophy removed from school job ad, apology offered after ACLU complaint • Man killed when shots are fired into Grand Rapids home GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS • Small house with […]

Grand Rapids top headlines: Amway’s DeVos family buys stake in Chicago Cubs

Here are the most read stories on MLive Grand Rapids right now: GRAND RAPIDS NEWS • Amway’s DeVos family buys stake in Chicago Cubs • ‘Christian’ philosophy removed from school job ad, apology offered after ACLU complaint • Man killed when shots are fired into Grand Rapids home GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS • Small house with […]